I was saddened to hear the news. I would have liked to be there but it was not possible to get a visa in time. Rupa will be there.
With our extended family gathered there I join them in the prayers. Saddened that one who gave joy and abundant love to all who came in touch is now far away. Mom once told me that it did not matter how far away one was physically - what matters is that we remain close in our hearts.
We must console ourselves that though she has gone so far -- she is still in our hearts. Anytime we are sorrowing, we have only to remember her and we get the love to keep going.